Cong. Oversight Begins
"Swine Flu Outbreak and the U.S. Federal Response" -- that's the name of a panel that Rep. Henry Waxman and his energy and commerce committee are holding on Thursday. Watch for a half dozen other Congressional committees to get into act. Thought 1 -- all these early, enthusiastic, "oversight hearings" will take valuable time away from the political appointees who need to master their domains (meant pre-Seinfeldian.) Thought 2 -- oversight ain't bad.